Malena is one of the antagonists in 12 and in 13. She is mean and popular. Gail and Malena become good friends, making Amanda become part of their group, too. Louise is always trying to impress Malena, and so she copies what she does at her pool party. When the class pulls a prank on the substitute teacher, Winnie gets upset. Later, Louise and Malena ask Winnie to get tape for another prank to pull on the substitute teacher. Winnie doesn't want to, but she goes and all of the supplies fall on her and she blacks out. Later, Louise says it was all a joke and that they were not going to pull the prank on the teacher.